Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Maybe Reagan Wasn't So Bad After All

From the Reagan Diaries, entry dated May 17, 1986

"A moment I've been dreading.  George brought his ne'er-do-well son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job.  Not the political one who lives in Florida; the one who hangs around here all the time looking shiftless.  This so-called kid is already almost 40 and has never had a real job.  Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or something.  That looks like easy work."

The Reagan Diaries were recently edited by author Doug Brinkley and published by Harper Collins.

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6 Comments:

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

N'er-do-well and shiftless. Reagan certainly had him pegged. And he and Laura even looked creepy way back then. I sometimes try to imagine the different world we'd all inhabit if Al Gore had actually taken office. Sigh...

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Y | O | Y said...

Delicious!

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger Matt said...

Perfect! This is hilarious.

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Dave said...

I hate to be the one to rain on the parade, and maybe you already knew this since this is an April Fool's Day post, but that passage actually isn't in the Reagan Diaries. It was made up by a New Republic writer as a joke and then taken out of context and circulated around the Internets. Here's a link to the Snopes.com article: http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/kinsley.asp

-Hoaxbuster Dave

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Aw Dave--I knew it was too good to be true! Thanks for clearing it up.

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger ZenDenizen said...

I'm going to pretend Dave didn't clear that up, it was just too funny.

Laura hasn't aged a day has she?

 

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